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It’s a Troll-Tastic new year!

Published January 1, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Well Happy new teach all my lovely followers and leaders, and to start off 2018 I have a very happy post featuring the loveable Trolls. In our house the trolls movie was just as big a hit with Izebella as Frozen and Tangled both were and of course her favourite character is the loveable Poppy troll.

Just two days before Christmas a very special box arrived at our door from the elves over at Hasbro. As it was so close to the big day, the box contents got wrapped up as an extra surprise for my cute little princess.

Izebella now has two extra troll items in her collection. This includes a huge play set – the PoDular tree playset. This comes with a small poppy figure, other figures can be purchased separately. The playset comes as plastic parts which easily join together. There are special troll swings that can change positions and special troll seats and accessories.

It’s really tall too being 16 inches, very bright and colourful which is probably what caught Izebellas eye the most. It doesn’t have any sort of sound effects or flashing lights and so does not need batteries but she still loves playing with it and swapping the swings around.

The tree set retails around £35 – £40 in most toy stores. I feel this is overpriced considering what it is and I think the Dreamworks brand and whole Trolls franchise is what makes the cost so high. I think it’s good that the poppy figure comes included, I imagine this small figure alone would probably be around £10.

Izebella also now has the new “Hair in the Air” poppy doll.

Poppy has such amazing hair, 14 inches of bright pink hair that can be twisted and bent to create more styles. She comes with a tiara and comb but to be honest these are very small accessories and will easily be lost and aren’t really needed to play with Poppy.

Her gown plays music, her hair lights up with twinkly red lights and sounds and poppy even says the odd few words such as “Wheee” or “Wow”.

It’s obvious to see why little girls love toys like these. Prices for the poppy hair doll seem to vary from £25-£35. I would be happy to pay the lower £25 for this doll but I feel anymore is just too much.

Izebella absolutely loves her new Trolls additions.

Ssshh it’s baby Secrets

Published December 26, 2017 by Bizzimummy

There’s a new collectible in town that may just be very popular in 2018. It’s baby secrets.

BabySecrets are miniature baby dolls, but unlike many other baby dolls, they come with many strange facial features like this one.

There are currently 50 or so of these strange babies to collect. They all come with accessories too such as these little baths and sometimes other things too. The baths can be filled with water and the water determines if the baby is a boy or a girl. Each one even comes with its own blank birth certificate to fill out once the baby sex is discovered.

They come in multi activity packs and also blind packs meaning you never know what’s inside until it’s opened up.

They are rather strange looking babies aren’t they? Prices start at £2.99.

Last minute gifts for the girls – Baby Born Bath

Published December 23, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Most little girls love Baby Born and my little girl is no exception. Just a few days ago she was delighted to receive an early present from Santa to use with her Baby Born doll.

Her very own Baby Born interactive bath tub. This is no plain normal bath tub that just gets filled with water, no this tub is lots of fun and has lots of extra features.

The tub lights up whilst Baby is bathing and even plays music. There are bubble sounds and laughter too and all sorts of other fun sounds. The water pump makes water flow from the shower head and then the foaming pump makes the water foam up more.

Bubbles can be added for lots of foamy fun and it also comes with a little duck friend too.

It’s all ready to go straight from the box and even came with batteries ready installed.

This costs approximately £39.99 from most good toy retailers. The Baby Born doll is a separate purchase but most standard size baby dolls will fit in the bath.

Last minute toys – Xtrem Bots

Published December 23, 2017 by Bizzimummy

If you haven’t bought that present for say a niece or nephew or even your own darling child then fear not as there is still time, approximately a day and a half of shopping left.

Today I am going to be featuring a few last minute ideas for the kids.

Starting with a present that has been popular for a fair few decades now. It’s a robot.

This is the Xtrem bot, it retails in Argos and Amazon at £29.99 and is also available from other stores. Kids who like their robotics and gadgets will love this guy. He talks and walks and can be programmed with a huge 50 Different actions at once.

He doesn’t just walk one way either like some other robots do. No he can walk forwards, backwards and even side to side, he also slides and even dances.

He does various facial expressions too. His language is quite limited to his own “robot” type language and the very smart remote has a really good range on it.

Xtrem bot is suitable for children 5 and over.

Lalaloopsy glitter potty surprise

Published December 13, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Lalaloopsy is so cute, big button eyes and a cute baby face. And now comes a new baby Lalaloopsy who likes to poop.

This cute little baby comes dressed in just a nappy, she has a dummy and also her feeding bowl, spoon and her potty.

She also comes with 3 pots of magic food. Each pot a different glittery colour. This is actually a substance similar to kinectic sand. It looks like play doh from the outset but it’s much softer like sand and stays together.

The idea is that the doll gets spoon fed a small amount of the food and then sits on the potty and out it comes in all sorts of different shapes.

It actually sounds a rather revolting idea for a doll but kids seem to love stuff like this and things that involve the word poop, no idea why.

The food seems to stay in good reusable shape too and doesn’t seem to dry out much. It’s also mess free and can be reused over and over again.

Most toy stores are selling this Lalaloopsy set and it retails between £20 – £30.

Num Noms personalised collectors case

Published December 11, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Carousel PR have just launched their Biggest Collector competition, a two-month search to find the biggest Num Noms fan in the country. They are giving away the biggest prizes yet with a huge product bundle, branded goodies and even money – plus prizes for the runners up. 
 If you think that you have the best collection of Num Noms, they would love to see your pictures, all you have to do is simply share a picture on Facebook and tag Num Noms or email it to NumNoms@carouselpr.com showing why your little one is such a fan.”

Izebella has hundreds of Num Noms. So many I darent count. And now she has somewhere to display her best ones with this lovely personalised collectors case. 


Izebella has been sent her very own Num Nom case because she’s such a great fan along with some more new num Noms. 


The case will hold about 24 num Noms and came with lots of stickers with her name on to stick anywhere she wants. It also came with a sheet of num nom stickers for the various num nom categories.


It’s a lovely case abs it means she can have her best num Noms always on display.  

 

Tumball

Published November 29, 2017 by Bizzimummy

No Christmas could be complete without throwing in a few family games. Like this one from Megableu.

This is Tumball – The nerve wracking bead stacking game.

It’s a very minimalistic easy set up and easy play game. No batteries needed, no board, no counters or even cards. Just a frame and a whole lot of balls and beads.

The coloured calls are suspended in a cradle and the object of the game is to each place a smaller white bead onto the cradle of balls.

It’s not quite as easy as it sounds, as the white beads have to be carefully placed using a thin stick/straw and not with hands or fingers.

If the bead stays on, then the next player goes. However the cradle of balls gradual gets weighed down with the beads on top and begins to come apart meaning the white beads will fall down. If the white beads fall on a go, then the player must pick all the beads up and add them to their own pile. The winner being the one to get rid of all their white beads first.

It takes a steady hand to place the beads correctly and it gets more difficult as the more beads get placed. I think it works best with more players too, as this again adds more beads, building up more of a suspense on each turn. Up to four can play and it’s recommended for ages 5 and over, It’s all about trying to work out the best position to balance the ball cradle out.

I can just imagine this being played on Christmas Day with children and one or two slightly tipsy adults attempting to place the beads with a straw.

Tumball retails around £17.99.

Hasbro: Olaf’s Frozen adventure

Published November 23, 2017 by Bizzimummy

If you thought for a minute that the whole Frozen hype was slowly fading then you could not be more wrong. The new film in the Frozen franchise named – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is due to hit cinema screens later this week. This means young fans of Elsa, Anna and Olaf will no doubt be wanting everything Frozen again this Christmas.

It’s not surprise that the new toys are already here for this movie. A collection of dolls and other items featuring the movie characters with slightly new features.

Here is our snacking talking Olaf. He eats the supplied snacks which include yummy cakes and treats, plus he says a few phrases and talks whilst being fed. Because Olaf is a snowman it means his snacks just slide out of him. This Olaf is a bit bigger than the previous solid Olaf figures that are usually really small.

No Frozen movie would be right without a certain princess and that princess is of course Elsa. We have two Elsa dolls from Hasbro’s new Frozen collection.

This Elsa is dressed in a stunning long dress and fur lined cape. Her dress has snowflakes on it which light up and glow as she sings the well known theme tune – let it go. This doll also looks very much like the movie character.

And to make Elsa even more special, a doll that turns into a melody maker. The Play a Melody gown Elsa.

Her long blue dress is designed like a mini keyboard with hidden notes across it. The snowflakes light up and transform into musical keys to play Let it Go. There are three modes of play including an easy guided mode and free play to play own tunes and melody’s. Izebella says this one is her favourite doll out of her new dolls set.

This seems to also be the most expensive out of the three, costing upwards of £34.00. Olaf and the other Elsa doll figures starting at £21.00 upwards.

So this Christmas be prepared for more Frozen wants and buys.

Gifts for Girls: Gel-a-Peel

Published November 22, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Gel-a-Peel is still a fairly new product. It came out a few years back and my girls have enjoyed crafting with a few sets over the years.

 


Gel-a-Peel is a new way of crafting and combines a safe non toxic gluey substance with colours. Kids can they create all sorts of things, pictured. Jewellery, or decorating bags and other items.

The coloured gel comes in squeezy tubes along with applicators to attach. The gel comes out and then sets and sticks and goes harder.

One of the new sets is a special colour change kit. The coloured gel in this kit reacts to the light and will change colour.


 


This set contains 3 colour change gel tubes along with gel trays and templates. It’s easy to do but the finished designs don’t always resemble those pretty ones that appear on the box.

Gel-a-Peel kits vary in price. It keeps my girls busy for a while when the weather is too bad to play out. 


The kits are aimed at girls ages 8 and over. I allow Izebella to also use the kits with supervision as she does have a strange tendency to put things in her mouth at the age of 5.

 It doesn’t always work out how we intend it to. If the designs are too thin then they will just snap and fall apart. If they are made too thick, with too much gel then they take forever to dry and again end up breaking or never gelling properly so it does take practice to get better results. It can also get messy too so it’s best done on the floor, or on a cleanable sheet or surface.

 

Gifts for girls: My little Baby Born walks

Published November 21, 2017 by Bizzimummy


Continuing with my “Gifts for Girls” features today I have the new “Baby Annabell learns to walk”

If there is one gift that can be guaranteed to be on a young girls wish list at some point, then it has to be a Baby Born doll. This is the sort of doll that I would have wanted when younger and having two girls myself means I am very familiar with the Baby Born range.

This little darling comes dressed in a gorgeous pink dress and matching hat. There is a while boutique of Baby Born clothes that can be purchase separately. She looks like a small baby with realistic features.

Baby Born walk doll does just that, she walks just like a baby would. She is sound activated and comes with a rattle. When she hears the rattle or another sound such as a hand clap, she will walk.

Her walking function works best on solid flat floors such as wooden or vinyl etc, she isn’t too great on thick carpet so we tend to use her in the dining room.

She also cries and babbles too which adds to the dolls realistic baby features even more. Izebella loves the new doll and enjoys trying to get her to walk by clapping, shouting and rattling the rattle.

I think this Baby Born doll is very reasonably priced compared to previous Baby Born dolls. It can be purchased for less than £30.00 at many toy stores and is suitable for little people aged 2 and over.

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